Tuition & Fees

$9,153

$20,169

not including room and board

in-state out-of-state More Financial Details

undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 477
Declined + 2,054
Total Received 2,531
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Public

2,234

undergraduate students

1,326

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
43%
400-499
32%
300-399
15%
200-299
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
44%
12-17
33%
6-11
5%
30-36
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
44%
12-17
38%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
55%
12-17
28%
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School Facts

Adams State, founded in 1921, is a public university. Its 90-acre campus is located in the San Luis Valley of south central Colorado.

Public/private Public
Campus Enrollment 3,560
Established in 1921
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  TEAC (Teacher Education Accreditation Council)

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Alamosa, CO

90-acre campus in Alamosa (population: 9,562), 120 miles from Pueblo. Served by air and bus.

Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard
Alamosa, CO 81101

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
48%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
6%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
58%
Bottom 1/2
42%
Bottom 1/4
15%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
8%
500-599
43%
400-499
32%
300-399
15%
200-299
2%
600-699
8%
500-599
43%
400-499
40%
300-399
9%
30-36
2%
24-29
16%
18-23
44%
12-17
33%
6-11
5%
30-36
1%
24-29
17%
18-23
44%
12-17
38%
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
55%
12-17
28%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $30
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline August 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 477
Declined + 2,054
Total Received 2,531

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Eric Carpio
Assistant Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 719 587-7712
F: 719 587-7522
ascadmit@adams.edu

Cost

in-state out-of-state
Tuition $9,153
Room $4,000
Board $4,000
Books & supplies $1,350
Total $18,503
Average Financial Aid - $11,678
Total with Avg. Aid $6,825

Financial Aid

56%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$11,678

Average financial aid

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cheerleading
cross-country
cycling
football
golf
lacrosse
rodeo
rugby
soccer
softball
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference
Mascot
Grizzlies
School colors
green and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biology
Business
Business Administration
Chemistry
Communications
Computer Security Systems
Counseling Education/Supervision
Criminal Justice
Criminology
Early Childhood Education
Education
Elementary Education
Emergency Management
English
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Physiology/Leisure Science
General Business
Geographic Information Systems
Geology
Health/Physical Education/Recreation
Higher Education Administration/Leadership
History
History/Government
Mathematics
Music
Nutrition
Psychology
Secondary Education
Selected Studies
Social Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech/Theatre Arts
Sports Psychology
Theatre
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Undergraduate

63%

2,234
students

Female
47%
1,044

Male
53%
1,190

Graduate

37%

1,326
students

Female
67%
888

Male
33%
438

undergraduateFull-time

78%

1,746
students

Female
48%
836

Male
52%
910

undergraduatePart-time

22%

488
students

Female
43%
208

Male
57%
280

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
31%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

39%

Transfer applicants accepted

91%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.00
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of Some

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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